Going Global-Tips And Resources For Global Collaborations

The Web20Classroom

Google Hangouts can be a great alternative. If you have a Google account you can start a video hangout with up to 10 people which is great for multiple rooms participating or multiple locations.

My Workflow as CIO - includes heavy use of Evernote

Educational Technology Guy

We manage multiple large IT projects at once, including desktops, Chromebooks, Smartboards, network upgrades, Kronos, printers, new school construction, multiple network applications and software, and also consult on all technology issues and purchases in the district.

CloudConvert - online file format conversion

Educational Technology Guy

Simply select, or drag and drop, your files, select options (email when done, send to Dropbox, send to Google Drive) and off you go. As it''s name implies, everything is done in the cloud with no software to download. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

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Mobile Schools: The Next Generation in Communication and Engagement

A Principal's Reflections

per user per academic year as a favor to me and because we helped Beeonics debug their software (the Beeonics app is normally $2.99 This offer stands through the end of 2013. Android apps Beeonics Google Play iOS iTunes mobile learning devices New Milford High School

Great Tips, Resources and Ideas for Going Paperless in the New Year

Educational Technology Guy

Google is one of the sponsors of the Paperless pledge and has some tips, resources and ideas for going paperless and I have collected a variety of resources and tips. all files distributed as PDF''s when possible - readable on any system - Train your employees on going paperless From Google: 7 best ways to go paperless. 1) Use cloud storage: One place to create, share and keep all your files Google Drive: Get started with 5GB free. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

Evernote updates Windows version with over 100 new features

Educational Technology Guy

Evernote , one of my favorite and most used apps, has recently updated the Windows version of their software. Follow me on Twitter and Google+. If you don''t use Evernote , check it out. It''s free, easy to use, and cross platform.

Just Another Typical Day

A Principal's Reflections

They then had to create a Prezi , PowerPoint or Google Doc presentation to be shared at a later time on what they found/learned to the class. As a result, she has started to create her own online learning modules, using the software Adobe Captivate.

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Hoping to Spur 'Learning Engineering,' Carnegie Mellon Will Open-Source Its Digital-Learning Software


In an unusual move intended to shake up how college teaching is done around the world, Carnegie Mellon University today announced that it will give away dozens of the digital-learning software tools it has built over more than a decade—and make their underlying code available for anyone to see and modify. Officials estimate that developing the software has cost more than $100 million in foundation grants and university dollars.

Getting Organized Tips and Resources

Educational Technology Guy

I can access all of my emails, my Google Calendar , Google Task List , and Evernote from it. I even have an app for my phone that will alert me when I am near a place that I have a task for (via GPS) and have been using Google Now more and more to help stay organized and plan my day. Follow me on Twitter and Google+. GET ORGANIZED!! Here are some tips on getting organized.

Feedly: An RSS Reader Replacement for Google Reader

The 21st Century Principal

With the impending demise of Google Reader, I have been in search for an RSS Reader replacement. I also tried other alternatives suggested on Twitter, such as Newsblur and some desktop software readers such as Feedreader. I liked Google Reader because of it''s simplicity.

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Your Tech-Savvy Kid, Tips For Parents Keeping Up With The Digital Generation


The simplest answer I can give you if you don’t understand something, Google it ! Set parental controls; use apps like handy filter , and computer monitoring software.

Teacher Creativity Skill: Shoot and Edit Photos

The Playground Advocate

First off, I don''t need to spend hours trying to find the right photo to enhance my projects through a Google Image search. The Way it Was Remember when getting good photos as an amateur was difficult?

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Teacher Creativity Skill: Shoot and Edit Video

The Playground Advocate

I also realized that unless I was going to teach a communications course, I was unlikely to have the equipment or software to take advantage of these tools in the classroom.

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Becoming a 21st Century Reader: Pointers for Using E-books and E-Reader Apps

The 21st Century Principal

E-reading has matured to the point that the software for the PC and the apps for the tablets are extremely reliable, and offer users options to make reading electronically comparable, if not better, then reading a physical book. I currently use iBooks, Kindle, Nook, and Google Play. E-reader apps ebook readers ebooks Google play iBook Kindle Nook Readers

Continuing the Hour of Code


I created this Google Presentation for them to view and share during the week. 2013 Computer CSE education Hour of Code programming Science

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Got a New iPhone? Here's 17 Starter Apps

The 21st Century Principal

MakeUseOf Article on Kustomnote Calendars+: This is an easy to use calendar app that syncs with all your Google Calendars. Since our district uses Google Apps, I have access to multiple district Google calendars, so this apps makes syncing those calendars quite simple. Google Drive: Having an additional access point to my Google Drive documents is priceless. This app is especially useful if you school or district uses Google Apps.

Interested in #BYOD? Become a #ConnectedEducator! #CE13

The Innovative Educator

Learning Community Join a vibrant connected educators learning community for those interested in discovering what it means when we empower students to BYOD that meets all year long in a variety of platforms (Twitter, Facebook, Google). This group is managed and moderated by Bradford Networks, a leading security software company that provides educational institutions with a foundation for enabling secure bring-your-own-device (BYOD) initiatives.


5 Tablet Apps and Browser Extensions That Make Evernote More Powerful

The 21st Century Principal

Today, I had the pleasure of conducting a training session with education professionals regarding Evernote, the note-taking software. Skitch is available for download for free in the iPad App store or Google Play store.

The future of intelligence

Learning with 'e's

Recently, demonstrations of Google Glass , eyewear that connects you via augmented reality software and gestural control to information beyond your normal visual experience, and Muse , a brain-wave sensing headband, have veered us in the direction of cyborg experience.

Have you seen these sites? Reading and Writing Sites You Need to Bookmark Today!


Voicethread VoiceThread is a cloud application , so there is no software to install. Apps and Sites for Reading and Writing Skype an Author Popplet Wallwisher Linoit Edmodo Glogster Subtext for the iPad Duck Duck Moose Toon Book Reader Skeleton Creek Possum Magic Google Map Wonderopolis Meet Me at the Corner Kidsreads Science News for Kids SI Kids Blogs Wordle Zooborns The Global Read Aloud Project World Read Aloud Day Kidblogs Teach Mentor Texts-It’s Monday!

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Review

Kathy Schrock

Cool and useful software The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has really good handwriting recognition and turns your printed words into text. Once you are signed in to your Google account, you have access to all of your tools and media!

3 Non-Windows Options for Schools and Districts with Demise of XP Computers

The 21st Century Principal

At one time, it did drive much of what happened in the software and hardware industry. Microsoft needs to learn that they are no longer entirely in the driver''s seat in the world of software and hardware. Chromebooks use Google''s Chromium operating system and users rely heavily on Google Chrome apps, but worrying about the next operating system upgrade isn''t a worry at all.

Just Wanderful! Living Books Are Back!

The Daring Librarian

shakes fist in air in mock fury] So, sniffing a bit with nostalgic ennui, I Googled them and EUREKA! What nostalgic software would you like to see come back? Brøderbund''s Living Books Are Back for the iPad & iPhone Thanks to Wanderful Books !

What are apps?

Hansen's Link to Tech

You may hear about apps for Google, Apple, Microsoft, or others. Apple in Education APPitic Android What: Apps for Google platform devices (Nexus 7, Samsung Galaxy, HTC, Kindle Fire, etc.) Where: Google Play How: Apps for Android devices range in a similar fashion like iTunes App Store just in with a different interface. Edudemic Google Play Education Google Chrome What: Web based apps for Google Chrome web browser.

Writing on a SMART Board Using a Document Camera

Hansen's Link to Tech

Get Google Doc Directions) Turn on SMART Notebook application. Locate the icon for your document camera software: ImageMate (Elmo brand) ArcSoft (Epson brand) If you are using an Elmo document camera just maximize your screen. SMART Notebook Transparent Background ImageMate , Elmo document camera software. ArcSoft , Epson document camera software. Full Screen button location for ArcSoft, Epson document camera software.

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Help with new technology trends for 2013/14

Connecting 2 the World

I also would like suggestions on new technology, technology used in new ways, new software being used, and apps that my students may be using (i.e. snapchat, google +) and/or businesses might be using for collaborative work or communication. Each summer, I choose one or two new emerging technologies to learn. Last summer I worked with edmodo and mendeley.

How to Prep like a Rockstar

My Paperless Classroom

Google Drive (5GB), Dropbox.com (2GB), Copy.com (15GB) all offer free starter accounts. Preload Software and Apps You don''t want to be the person hogging all the bandwidth in the room to download a piece of software, so load it ahead of time. Next week I will be sharing a unique learning space with a bunch of great teachers. We will be on the USS Hornet, an aircraft carrier for the final CueRockstar Teacher Camp of the summer.

Meet the Edtech Grantees of Google’s $25 Million AI Impact Challenge


Seven years ago, Google’s artificial intelligence technology was barely able to identify cat videos with passable precision. along with a handful of nonprofit organizations building education software for teachers, students and parents.

As Google steals its education thunder, what can Microsoft do?

The Christensen Institute

Whereas Microsoft played the role of disruptor the first time around, in this chapter, Google is disrupting Microsoft and threatening to drive it out of most U.S. It did this by integrating to develop and build much of the machines from top to bottom—including product design, assembly, the operating system, and the application software. Microsoft responded by integrating its software suite (and later its web browser) into the Windows operating system.

How Great is MS Office Mix

Ask a Tech Teacher

I first met Office Mix a few years ago, before I had the required Office 2013 or higher. To set up educator accounts through Office for Education (which requires a school sign-up), all students need is a Google or Microsoft account, or just an email.

Track RSS Feeds (Yes RSS) with Feedly


When Google Reader was retired in 2013, many people lost their favorite way to keep up with new posts from their favorite news websites and blogs. Reviews Software blogging google reader rss

Digital humanities in the K-12 classroom


The software allows users to plot out events across a geography — it gives visual aides to any narrative, be it fictional, historical or personal. Google also has great story mapping software, called My Maps.

Boosting Digital Literacies for a Purpose

Digital Promise

The Tech Team ministry provides ample opportunities for learners to develop skills across the four broad categories of digital literacy as defined by Dudeney, Hockly and Pegrum (2013): language; information; connections; and re-design.

AltSchool Gets an Alt-Name and New Leadership


AltSchool, a developer of personalized learning software that once operated a chain of “microschools,” is getting a major makeover. Ventilla was formerly a Google executive (after selling his social-search startup to the internet giant) who left in 2013 to learn about the education landscape.

7 Tech Tools for PE Teachers

Ask a Tech Teacher

But kids love technology’s apps and software. Here’s what the NY Times reports: Better fitness proved to be linked to significantly higher achievement scores — a 2013 study reported in PubMed.org.

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